Using Debt to Buy Bitcoin is a Bad Idea

Dec 15, 2017 / Cybersecurity

Joseph Borg, the president of the North American Securities Administrators Association and director of the Alabama Securities Commission, reported on CNBC this week that he had seen “mortgages being taken out to buy Bitcoin. People do credit cards [and] equity lines.” Investing with Borrowed Funds Is Risky Bitcoin, which briefly topped $19,000 on exchanges last week, has been aptly named “crypto tulips” by skeptics and “undervalued” by bullish investors. No […]

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Coinbase Struggles to Accommodate Users as Single Bitcoin Value Tops $19,000 Overnight

Dec 7, 2017 / News

Over the span of a few hours today, December 7, 2017, Bitcoin’s price sky-rocked to over $19,000 on the popular cryptocurrency trading platform Coinbase ­– only to plunge back down to $16,000. Incredibly, the rapid decline in value from over $19,000 to $16,000 happened within the course of a few minutes, all while many users found themselves locked out of their accounts and unable to capitalize on the record high-price. […]

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Stand Up to FCC’s Impending Rollback of 2015 Net Neutrality Rules

Dec 7, 2017 / Cybersecurity

Naples Daily News columnist Jay Schlichter recently opined on the FCC’s impending rollback of the 2015 Net Neutrality rules. I not only echo Mr. Schlichter’s sentiments, but I also join the chorus of internet commentators, industry professionals, hackers, video streamers, online gamers, and tech giants and startups alike by unequivocally denouncing this gutless capitulation to the nation’s largest ISPs — a move that will surely result in the unbridled smothering […]

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Hurricane Irma Losses Estimated at 6 Billion

Dec 5, 2017 / Hurricane Irma

As many Southwest Florida residents and businesses move forward with life after Hurricane Irma and get ready for the influx of seasonal residents, the statistical magnitude of the post-Irma insurance claim situation is beginning to come into focus. According to a news report this week, the loss estimates so far from Hurricane Irma are estimated to be in the range of $6 billion and it appears that the number of […]

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